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WHO MIGHT BENEFIT FROM A TUMMY TUCK?

Abdominoplasty Dubai | 28 November 2021

A tummy tuck, personalized to your needs, can help you improve your abdominal shape for years to come.

What is an Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck tightens and reshapes the abdominal area, helping to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing, slimmer overall appearance. Having a flatter, firmer midsection can dramatically improve the way clothing fits and looks, helping you feel more confident and comfortable in your body.

During the procedure, the abdominal muscles are tightened and excess, sagging skin is eliminated, correcting a protruding belly and leaving the midsection flatter and better toned. Tummy tucks are popular procedure for men and women, particularly those whose bodies have undergone dramatic changes from weight loss or pregnancy.

Who Might Benefit from a Tummy Tuck?

The decision to have any cosmetic procedure is personal, and patients choose to have tummy tucks for a variety of reasons. The best candidates are at or near their ideal body weight, are non-smokers in good health, and have realistic expectations about what surgery can achieve for them. If any of the following describe you, a tummy tuck is an option to consider:

– Diet & exercise have helped you lose weight, but your abdomen still protrudes and lacks tone.

– Your abdominal muscles and skin are stretched and sagging following pregnancy.

– After losing significant amounts of weight, you now have loose, excess skin hanging around your belly.

– You have always had a belly that “sticks out,” even though you are in very good shape.

– A tummy tuck can help patients in any of these situations address what they don’t like about their shape and achieve a firmer, flatter abdomen.

Types of Tummy Tucks

No two patients start with identical concerns, nor will any two patients share the exact same goals. I will recommend the type of tummy tuck that will achieve your desired outcome and create natural-appearing results with the least scarring possible.

Mini-Tummy Tuck: Improves the Lower Belly with Less Extensive Surgery

Are you mainly bothered by a “pooch” or loose skin and stretch marks below the belly button? A mini-tummy tuck may be a good option for you. This technique involves a single incision made just above the pubic mound, through which your cosmetic surgeon will tighten loose muscles (flattening the “pooch”) and remove excess skin to restore a smooth, flat abdominal wall.

The resulting scar from a mini-tummy tuck is a thin, horizontal line that is typically just a few inches long. Benefits of a mini-tummy tuck include a shorter, less involved procedure, a quicker recovery, and a flatter, slimmer lower abdomen that looks better in swimsuits and fitted clothing.

Classic or “Full” Tummy Tuck: Improves the Upper & Lower Abdomen

Are you bothered by roundness and/or excess skin folds above and below your belly button? A full tummy tuck, which addresses the full length of the abdominal wall, may yield the best results. Through a horizontal or U-shaped incision, made above the pubic mound, I will remove excess skin and tighten the abdominal muscles. In some cases, a second incision is made around the navel to address excess skin above the belly button and achieve the most natural looking results.

The resulting scar from a full tummy tuck looks similar to that for a mini-tummy tuck, but will typically be longer, running from hip bone to hip bone. Even so, a full tummy tuck scar can usually be hidden beneath a swimsuit bottom. Benefits of a full tummy tuck include a much flatter, smoother abdomen, reduced appearance of stretch marks, and enhanced comfort in pants and skirts. You will also find that form-fitting dresses and swimsuits have a more flattering fit.

Extended Tummy Tuck: Improves the Upper & Lower Abdomen and Flanks

Have you lost a lot of weight and now have excess, sagging skin hanging around the front half of your body? Or, have you noticed significant laxity in your abdominal muscles following multiple pregnancies? An extended tummy tuck may be the best option to address your concerns. Although it involves a longer incision, an extended tummy tuck removes excess, hanging skin from the front (upper and lower abdomen) and the flanks, as well as tightens the abdominal wall.

The resulting scar from an extended tummy tuck can often be hidden by clothing, including many swimsuits, but it may not be entirely covered for some patients. Even so, many patients consider some visible scarring a worthwhile price for a much improved body shape.

BREAST AUGMENTATION FAQS

Breast Augmentation Dubai | 18 November 2021

What sizes can I choose?

There is an extensive range of breast implant sizes that will be offered to you. Following an assessment, I will advise the most appropriate size for your desired look. Implants sizes are measured in “cc” which is a unit of volume.

What are high, or extra high profiles?

“Profiles” refers to the amount of forward projection off the chest wall. You may choose a round or contoured implant depending on the profile you wish to achieve. Mentor round implants are offered in 5 projections: low, moderate, moderate plus, high and ultra high. Similarly, Mentor Contour Profile Gel breast implants (CPG) are offered in 4 projections: moderate, moderate plus, high or extra high.

Does breast augmentation leave a scar?

A breast enlargement incision is made in the crease under the breast (inframammary fold), usually measuring 3-5cm in length. I will discuss the size and placement of the incision with you before surgery. At first, the incision line will be red but after healing, it will fade to a thin white line – it can take up to a year to fully fade.

Do breast implants need to be replaced?

The length of time a breast implant lasts varies from individual to individual. The Medical Devices Agency has recommended that implants are replaced every 10-15 years or that you at least have an assessment during this time.

Why would you need your implants replacing?

Typically, patients will have their implants in for around 10 years and then opt for an implant removal and reaugmentation procedure. This will normally be due to the natural changes that the female body undergoes during this time. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss and the natural ageing of skin can mean that breasts could change in shape and size, meaning that implants no longer sit on the chest wall as they once did. There are instances of patients having their implants in for 30 years so it really does depend on your own body.

Does breast enlargement affect breastfeeding?

Breast implants will not normally prevent breastfeeding but may adversely affect the shape of the breast as may pregnancy itself. Women should expect physical changes to their bodies that could affect the aesthetic results of surgery and in some cases, it is advised that patients wait until after completion of their family or have achieved their optimum weight before surgery.

BLEPHAROPLASTY: THE BENEFITS OF EYELID SURGERY

Blepharoplasty Dubai | 15 November 2021

Whether you are looking to correct vision problems, reverse the effects of ageing or simply for cosmetic reasons, there are a wide-range of benefits of eyelid surgery.

WHY UNDERGO EYELID SURGERY?

Appear Younger

Unfortunately, the ageing process is something that occurs in everyone, no matter how well a person may take care of themselves. Some people may experience unwanted signs of ageing as early as their 20s, while others are lucky enough to notice them many years down the line. Nevertheless, it is a natural and unavoidable occurrence.

The eyes are one of the first and most visible areas to demonstrate ageing since the collagen in the delicate skin surrounding the eyes begins to weaken earlier on and more severely than in most other areas. That being said, one of the key aims of eyelid surgery, in particular blepharoplasty, is to remove any excess skin around the eyes which causes them to appear tired, baggy and aged. After undergoing such a procedure, most patients are pleased with how much younger and more refreshed they look.

This is because the eye is constantly moving, causing loss of volume, added wrinkles, drooping and excess skin. Blepharoplasty removes that excess tissue, skin and fat in order to leave a more youthful appearance.

Look less tired

During initial consultations, many patients complain of constantly looking like they have not slept a wink in a long while, even if they always get a solid eight hours, or appearing stressed when they are not. Surgical removal of the excess eyelid skin and fat will mean a look that appears less tired since this excess skin is what contributes to under-eye bags and puffiness as we begin to age.

Patients may also choose to undergo other procedures, such as brow lift, which has a similar effect in that it aims to reduce the number of wrinkles, lines or creases present on the forehead. These are normally carried out together in order to shorten the recovery process.

Remove dark circles

There are three main causes of dark under-eye circles; the loss of volume in the tissue under the eyes, excess eyelid fat which can cause ‘bulging’, and the reduction of the pigmented eyelid skin, causing darkness beneath the eyes. The correct surgical procedures can help with these issues by removing any excess skin, sculpting and redistributing the fat, and replacing lost volume.

Improve vision

While eyelid surgery is most commonly used for cosmetic motives, there are frequent cases in which it is performed for health reasons. For many patients, the upper eyelid skin may droop down into their field of vision, causing sight problems, which blepharoplasty is able to fix.

Moreover, some patients may suffer from ptosis, or droopy eyelid, which is a physical condition causing the eyelids to droop lower than normal, often impairing vision. Again, a surgical procedure can be performed to correct vision problems, whilst also resulting in a younger, more refreshed appearance. Here, the upper lid is lifted and excess skin and tissue is removed in order to expand the line of sight. Many patients have found that there is a much greater level of comfort in their forehead and eyebrow area after the procedure, as they no longer have to make the effort to raise their eyelids to be able to see clearly.

Another eye condition which can be treated with eyelid surgery is that of dry eye syndrome. This is where the eyes are not able to produce enough tears, or the tears produced are evaporating too fast. However, surgery will only be carried out where dry eye is severe and other treatment methods have failed to help.

Receive a confidence boost

The eyes are a central aesthetic feature and are often the first thing somebody notices about you, which is why feeling content with the way they look is key to positive self-esteem. As such, the physical improvements resulting from cosmetic eyelid surgery and other combined procedures are immeasurable and will certainly help patients feel happier and more confident in their own skin.

Are you a suitable candidate for eyelid surgery?

Remember that Dr. Vigo will always provide an honest opinion regarding the type of surgery a patient has come in to enquire about. This means that it is not uncommon for some patients to be advised against a certain type of surgery. In any case, Dr. Vigo will go through each procedure thoroughly so that patients can make an informed decision about which type of surgery is right for them. Sometimes, non-surgical procedures, such as tear trough fillers might be are a more appropriate course of action.

Blepharoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic facial procedures, carried out to improve the appearance of the eye area. Most people seek blepharoplasty surgery to make their eyes appear less tired or to improve their symmetry. Knowing what to expect after the procedure is important and can make the process less overwhelming.

BLEPHAROPLASTY RECOVERY

Post-surgery

It might seem a little scary, but once you wake up from your blepharoplasty surgery, the first thing you will notice is that your vision is blurry. This is nothing to worry about and does not mean the surgery has been unsuccessful, but rather because of a thick antibiotic ointment which is applied to the eye area to stop the surface area from becoming dry. This should be used for one week post-surgery, four times a day, on the inside of the eye and the wounds.

To prevent the eye from becoming dry, artificial tear drops are prescribed. For 24-48 hours after the surgery, ice packs should be used and patients should also sleep in a sitting up position, using several pillows to reduce the swelling by preventing fluid from accumulating.

Absolutely avoid any strenuous activities, such as heavy lifting or exercising for at least 7 days into the blepharoplasty recovery period. However, patients need to be mobile right away, so we recommend walking at a gentle pace to begin with.

For the first couple of weeks it is recommended that dark sunglasses be worn to protect the eyes from becoming irritated by wind or sun. We also suggest taking regular naps as the eyes can become tired easily during the recovery period.

Is there any bruising?

Moderate swelling and bruising is very normal, though the severity of it will differ significantly from person to person. This should decrease within just 1-2 weeks if you have had an upper eyelid blepharoplasty, whereas an upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty takes 2-4 weeks.

After this time it is generally not at all noticeable that surgery has recently taken place. In a few patients, this swelling and bruising can last for a longer period of time.

Bandages are not normally necessary during the blepharoplasty recovery period, though dressings tend to be placed over the eyes to reduce swelling after the procedure.

Will I be in pain?

This is not a painful procedure and blepharoplasty recovery is relatively easy. Any pain following surgery will usually be slight and can be managed with the appropriate painkillers. These should be distributed to you after the procedure. Most patients will also be able to get up and walk around as normal on the same evening, or the morning after the surgery.

OUTCOMES WITH LIP AUGMENTATION DERMAL FILLERS

Cosmetic Clinic Dubai | 10 November 2021

Even full, voluptuous lips can lose some of their volume due to the process of aging. Lip augmentation cosmetic surgery can help create a more youthful facial appearance and offer enhanced confidence to patients who have experienced a loss of fullness in their lips.

Treatment options such as lip augmentation filler injections, lip implant plastic surgery, and fat transfer are available to patients seeking lip enhancement.

Sustainability of Outcomes with Lip Augmentation Dermal Fillers

Over the years, there have been significant advancements in lip dermal filler injections. But these solutions do not offer permanent results. Lip filler longevity depends on the type of filler used and the body’s response to it.

Lip fillers, for example, will last longer in younger individuals due to adequate collagen and hyaluronic acid production to support and enhance the outcomes. On the other hand, older adults will need routine treatments such as Restylane. Some of the commonly used filler injectables are:

Juvederm

For lip augmentation, Juvederm is used mainly to fill wrinkles around the mouth. The Juvederm gel is hypoallergenic. It creates instant fullness in the treated site. The results are natural looking and can last up to one year.

Restylane

Restylane comprises hyaluronic acid (HA). This dermal filler provides fullness and a natural brightness to the tissue. The outcomes last between six and 12 months. After that, the body absorbs the HA through its natural processes.

Perlane

HA is also the primary ingredient in Perlane. This helps Perlane outcomes appear natural and sustain for an extended period. The outcomes of this dermal filler can sustain between six months to one year.

Collagen

The patient will have to undergo an allergy test before receiving collagen-based lip fillers as animal-based fillers can lead to an allergic reaction. Human collagen-based injections are also available. The outcomes sustain for approximately three months in both cases.

Fat Transfer

Fat transfer for lip augmentation involves the removal of fat from one area of the body and its use for lip enhancement. The fat does not create an allergic response as it comes from the patient’s own body. The results last for between three to six months. After that, the patient may require a touch-up procedure.

In general, dermal fillers can sustain in the lips for between three months to a year depending on the type of filler administered.

AM I SUITABLE FOR BREAST ENLARGEMENT?

Cosmetic Clinic Dubai | 8 November 2021

Breast enlargement has remained one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures across the globe for years. Not only has it become more widely accepted and relatively easily available, but plastic surgeons have also made great strides in the way they are able to lift and shape the breasts.

While the decision to get breast implants is highly personal and can be extremely rewarding, patients should always perform their due diligence in determining whether or not this procedure is a good fit for them and whether they can make for good candidates.

Who is a good candidate for breast enlargement?

There are several criteria that patients should meet in order for a plastic surgeon to classify you as a good candidate for breast enlargement. In general, you should be in good physical health. This means no active infections, untreated cancer or serious illnesses. If you have medical issues, it’s important to discuss them with your surgeon so that he or she can help you decide whether or not breast implant surgery is suitable for you.

If your breasts are sagging, flattened, elongated, asymmetrical or lacking adequate cleavage or volume, there is a good chance that you’re an excellent candidate for this surgery.

Most surgeons prefer that you do not smoke or consume significant amounts of alcohol.

Because this surgery can permanently alter your appearance, it’s important for you to be in a healthy frame of mind when you decide on this surgery.

While this is a surgery that will change how you look, it’s important to remember that it cannot fix body image issues or give you a wildly different appearance. You should maintain realistic expectations and listen to your surgeon’s honest assessment of your goals.

The best candidate for breast augmentation understands the risks as well as the rewards. The surgery is generally considered safe, and implants are approved, but with any surgery, there are some risks.

You understand that breast enhancement should be done strictly for yourself and because you believe it will increase your own happiness or confidence. You should never get cosmetic work done because someone else wants you to.

You should have the ability to properly rest and recover post-surgery. You will not be able to perform certain tasks or do any heavy lifting, so it’s important for you to have help in place.

Who is NOT a candidate for breast enlargement?

Generally speaking, anyone who is in reasonably good mental and physical health can be candidates for breast implants. However, you are likely not a good candidate for this surgery if:

You’re pregnant or breastfeeding.

You have breast cancer or an abnormal mammogram.

You’re ill or battling an infection.

You have unrealistic expectations for post-surgery results.

Though most women can qualify for breast implants, it’s vitally important that you are open and honest with your surgeon during your consultation. Even if breast implants are not right for you, he or she may be able to recommend an alternative course of action to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

TUMMY TUCK: WHAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU?

Tummy Tuck Dubai | 5 November 2021

After pregnancy or weight loss, excess skin and fat can distort the appearance of the abdomen. In particular, many women find that after their second child or after bearing twins, their muscles and skin do not return to their original appearance secondary to repeated stretch of the abdomen. The abdominoplasty, or “tummy tuck” procedure, creates a flatter, firmer abdomen by removing excess fat and skin, and tightening the abdominal muscles. You are a good candidate for a tummy tuck if you are at a stable weight and are physically healthy, you have realistic expectations, and you do not smoke.

ANATOMY OF THE ABDOMEN

The abdominal wall consists of skin, fat, and muscle. The rectus abdominis muscles, which form the “six pack” of muscles on the abdomen, are covered by a firm sheath called the rectus fascia. This fascial layer frequently weakens and stretches out with pregnancy and weight gain. As a result, once a patient loses weight or has her children, she may be left with laxity of the abdominal wall. During surgery, the fascial layer over the rectus abdominis muscles is tightened, and the excess skin and fat are removed.

SURGERY STEPS

The abdominoplasty procedure is performed with a horizontal incision in the lower abdomen within the bikini line. In patients who have undergone a prior C-section, the incision can be made in the same location and extended to the sides. The rectus abdominis muscles of the abdomen are tightened, and the excess skin and fat are trimmed and redraped. Most abdominoplasty surgeries require repositioning of the umbilicus, or navel through a second incision. In the “mini” abdominoplasty procedure, lower abdominal muscle tightening with fat and skin removal are performed through a limited horizontal bikini incision only, without repositioning of the navel. The resulting scar is usually low on the abdomen, and therefore can be concealed within most bathing suits and clothing. Small drain tubes are placed with both techniques.

ADDITIONAL PROCEDURES

Liposuction is sometimes performed in conjunction with tummy tuck surgery to contour the flanks. Some patients wish to undergo simultaneous breast surgery to lift, add volume, or both. The combination of tummy tuck surgery and breast augmentation or lift surgery is commonly referred to as a “mommy makeover” procedure.

Additional procedures incur additional operating time, anesthesia, and surgical risks.

SURGERY AND ANESTHESIA

The surgery lasts 2 – 2.5 hours, and is performed under general anesthesia. Many patients worry about the risk of general anesthesia, but it is very safe and it assures that you will be completely comfortable during surgery. Prior to surgery you will be required to obtain medical photographs, routine bloodwork, and in some cases preoperative clearance. The evening prior to surgery, you should not eat or drink anything after midnight. This ensures that you will have an empty stomach prior to surgery, which is very important for your anesthesiologist to care for you safely. You will need to have a responsible adult available to escort you home after surgery.

RECOVERY

Following surgery, you will awaken in the recovery area. Once you are fully alert, you will be transported to the stepdown area where you will be given something to drink and the to eat. You will have two drains and a surgical garment placed at the conclusion of the procedure. The nurses in the recovery area will demonstrate how to empty and record the output from your drains. A responsible adult will need to be available to escort you home.

Patients are seen in the office 3 or 4 days following surgery. At that time your drains will be removed and you will be replaced into your surgical garment. Most sutures placed will dissolve on their own. The surgical garment should be worn for the following  4 weeks

Walking is permitted the day after surgery, but strenuous activity and heavy lifting are limited until four weeks following surgery. Most patients do not complain of severe pain following this surgery, but note that the abdomen feels “tight”, as if they have performed many sit-ups. Pain medication is prescribed for any discomfort. Swelling will be present for the initial 2-3 months after surgery, and the final results are typically seen 3-6 months after surgery. The scar will continue to fade and soften for up to one year following surgery, although it will never completely disappear.

WHAT A TUMMY TUCK CANNOT DO

A tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or exercise. If you have ongoing weight loss, or are planning to become pregnant, you should delay your surgery. A tummy tuck cannot correct stretch marks, but it will remove the skin beneath the umbilicus. Stretch marks above this level some- times appear lighter after surgery, but they will not disappear.

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ABDOMINOPLASTY – YOUR 6-MONTH GUIDE TO  TUMMY TUCK

Tummy Tuck Dubai | 3 November 2021

An abdominoplasty, better known as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that requires careful planning and meticulous follow-up care for the best results. Knowing the steps to take before your abdominoplasty will ensure a better recovery process.

Ideally, you’ll have several months in advance to prepare for your tummy tuck surgery. I recommend most individuals give themselves a full six months to prepare, giving them time to find the right surgeon, achieve or maintain their ideal weight and get a plan for aftercare in place.

Some people may not need the full six months of prep before their surgery, and that’s okay. You’ll still want to make sure that you’ve taken sufficient time to research, plan and prepare. The better prepared you are for the big day of surgery, the better your results will be. Use the information below as your guide to planning your tummy tuck.

4-6 months before surgery

As soon as you start thinking about a tummy tuck, it’s time to get serious about your diet and exercise habits. Eating well, drinking more water and staying active should be your focal point. If you smoke, start the process of quitting and limit your alcohol intake if you drink. These two factors can affect the way your body heals and fights off infection. Stress management is also a good thing to implement as chronic stress can affect your health and immune response. In this timeframe, start doing your research and locating plastic surgeons for consultations. Look for expert plastic surgeons with experience in the tummy tuck procedure.

4 months before surgery

By this time, you should be closing in on your ideal weight and fitness level. This is going to help the surgeons you talk with to evaluate your candidacy for surgery and also puts you in a good position to recover quickly. Around 4 months before you want to have surgery, you should begin scheduling consultation and meeting with me. You will feel comfortable discussing your goals, expectations and concerns, as well as feel confident that my recommendations align with what you envision.

3 months before surgery

During your third month of preparation, after you’ve booked surgery, you should be scheduling leave from work, making arrangements for child and animal care and setting up your support system to help with transportation and care during the post-surgery recovery phase. This is something you and your surgeon should discuss and prepare for. By now, you should completely quit smoking. You are continuing with your health and wellness regimen and hopefully feeling great about life and excited for the transformation ahead.

1 month before surgery

The last few weeks before your surgery should be used to stock up on supplies needed for recovery and finalizing the details of your procedure. Staying as comfortable as possible in the initial stage of recovery is going to be your ultimate goal for home care, so now is the time to begin assembling your supplies. I will provide you with a list of supplies to buy. Some extra supplies that people have found to be useful and aid in the recovery process are:

– Extra pillows

– Gauze pads

– Comfortable clothing and underwear that is easy to remove

– Ice packs and over-the-counter medication for discomfort

– Compression clothing if prescribed

Create a meal prep plan to make and freeze food for later. Eliminating the worry of what to eat is going to reduce stress, keep you from grabbing unhealthy foods and help you maintain your new improved eating habits.

On the day of surgery, dress comfortably and make sure you’ve followed the pre-surgery checklist I provided. You should have time to check in with your surgeon on the day of your procedure, so if you have any last-minute questions, make sure to bring those along too.

GET TO KNOW THE BENEFITS OF BREAST AUGMENTATION

Breast Augmentation Dubai | 1 November 2021

Women choose primary breast augmentation surgery to increase the size and proportion of their breast(s). In addition, women choose revision-augmentation surgery (replacement of an existing breast implant) to correct or improve the result of a primary augmentation surgery. According to literature reports, most women who have undergone breast implant surgery have reported high levels of satisfaction with their body image and the shape, feel and size of their implants.67 In Sientra’s Clinical Study, most primary and revision-augmentation patients were pleased with the results of their implant surgery. The results showed that most women who underwent primary or revision-augmentation with the Study Implants felt their breast implants made them feel more feminine and more attractive. In addition, the majority of these women indicated that their breast implants made them feel better about themselves. For more information on the benefits of breast augmentation with Sientra’s Implants based on the results of the Clinical Study, refer to Section 8.3 of this brochure.

Preparing For Breast Augmentation Dubai With Silicone Gel Breast Implants

Deciding to have breast augmentation with implants is an important personal decision that has both benefits and risks. You should decide whether it is the right choice for you after discussing all the options with your plastic surgeon and any other doctors who are treating you. This section will give you the information you need to make an informed choice and help you make a number of decisions that have to be made before your surgery.

Should I Have Breast Augmentation Dubai?

Breast augmentation with Silicone Gel Breast Implants

is one option that may be available to you if you wish to enhance the appearance of your breasts. A breast revision-augmentation surgery may be appropriate if you have had

a breast augmentation with implants but need to complete, improve upon, or correct a part of that first surgery (called the primary augmentation). Whether breast augmentation is right for you depends on many things; some of them are personal. You should take into account your medical condition, general health, lifestyle, how you feel emotionally, and your breast size and shape before surgery, as well as your hopes for breast size and shape after surgery. All of these things will affect the outcome of your surgery. Discuss your goals for breast augmentation with your doctors. You may also wish to consult your family and friends and breast implant support groups, to help you learn about the options and decide. Many women who choose implants as part of their augmentation say their augmented breast(s) help them feel more self-confident, feel better about their bodies, and/or give them a greater feeling of well-being. Other women are not satisfied with their implants because of complications, like capsular contracture, rupture, or pain.

Breast Augmentation Dubai With Implants – Understanding The Procedure The surgical procedure for breast augmentation consists of choices you and your surgical team (surgeon(s), nurses, anesthetist, etc.) will make as you plan your surgery. These choices include:

• The surgical setting (where the surgery will be performed, for example, in a hospital, surgery center, or doctor’s office),

• The type of anesthesia used,

• The location of the incisions made to insert the Implants,

• How the Implants will be placed in your breasts

(subglandular or submuscular), and

• Whether your existing skin and/or breast tissue can

cover implants.

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Each of these is discussed in the sections that follow. The type of procedure that is available to you depends on your medical situation, breast shape and size, general health, lifestyle, and goals for the augmentation. Breast augmentation with Silicone Gel Breast Implants can usually be completed in a single surgery. SURGICAL SETTING Breast augmentation surgery can be performed in a hospital, private surgery center, clinic, or in the surgeon’s office. Be sure you are comfortable with the location of the surgery before it happens. If you are considering having surgery in a private surgery center or office, you may want to see the area where the surgery will be performed. ANESTHESIA Breast implant surgery may be performed under general or local anesthesia. All anesthetics carry some risk. Discuss the risks and benefits of the anesthetic your surgeon and anesthetist recommend for you before the surgery. INCISION SITES Figure 2 shows the three incision sites

(location of cut through which the breast implant is inserted in your body) usually used for breast augmentation surgery:

• Inframammary – the most common incision, made under your breast at the crease where the breast meets the body,

• Periareolar – an incision is made around the nipple, and

• Transaxillary – the incision is made in the armpit, which gives the surgeon easier access to the chest muscle.

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When you and your doctor decide what you want your breasts to look like after augmentation, your doctor can help you choose the right implant to get the effect you want. Your body type, height, and weight will be factors your surgeon considers to help you achieve the best result. IMPLANT SIZE, SHAPE AND SURFACE Your surgeon will examine your breast tissue and skin to figure out if you will have enough to cover the implant. It is possible that you

will not have enough skin and/or breast tissue to cover the implant you desire. In this case, you may be offered several choices. Breast implants that are too big for the amount of breast tissue or skin can cause problems: they can actually speed up the effects of gravity; your breasts may droop or sag earlier with implants that are too large. Implants that are too large can also cause implant extrusion, skin wrinkling, infection, and hematoma. You may be able to feel folds on the implant created by it being squeezed too tightly by the surrounding tissue and skin. If you do not have enough skin, and it is stretched too thin over the implant, you may be able to feel or see the edges of the implant under your skin surface after surgery. As shown in Figure 4, the Implants come with either a smooth shell or a textured shell; you should speak with your surgeon to find out whether he or she recommends smooth or textured implants for you.

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A NATURAL-LOOKING, REJUVENATED APPEARANCE IS MADE POSSIBLE BY SKILL AND EXPERIENCE.

Plastic Surgery Dubai | 28 October 2021

A natural-looking, rejuvenated appearance is made possible by skill and experience. To help in your decision-making process, this guide covers a range of facial cosmetic surgery procedures. I possess significant experience in all areas of aesthetic plastic surgery including facial cosmetic surgery, cosmetic breast surgery, and body contouring procedures:

NECK LIFT 

A neck lift offers a smoother and more toned appearance to skin under the chin and neck areas. Newer, less invasive procedures offer shorter operative times, quicker recoveries and can result in significant improvement in the neckline without requiring the extensive surgical dissection of a traditional face lift.  

Neck lift surgery can be performed in a variety of ways. Typically, an incision is made in front of and behind the ear. The edge of the sagging neck muscles is identified and pulled up and secured. The resulting excess skin is removed behind the ear hiding the incision. An alternate method involves creating an incision under the chin and tightening the underlying muscle without removing skin and without the need for an incision in front of the ear. Procedures are usually performed in half the time of a typical face lift, and patients generally recover within one week to 10 days and usually can return to work after the first week with only minor bruising.

FACE LIFT (RHYTIDECTOMY)

In the early days of cosmetic surgery, face lifts consisted of skin tightening only. Most modern face lift techniques today consist of tightening both the skin and the tissue beneath the skin in the cheek and the neck. There are many techniques. No matter the technique, however, the principle is the same: tightening of the deeper structures allows less tension to be put on the skin, which may lead to a longer term result.

With most face lift procedures, a drainage tube is inserted during surgery. This will be removed a day or two after surgery. All sutures are usually removed within five to 10 days following surgery. Surgeons generally recommend that patients avoid vigorous activity and arrange for post-surgery support from family and friends. 

Recovery usually takes two to three weeks, though many patients go back to work in two weeks. Scars are well concealed in natural skin creases and along the hair-line or, if necessary, by makeup until total healing has occurred. Bear in mind that the aging process continues after surgery and that some relaxation of tissues will occur in the first few weeks.

EYELID SURGERY (UPPER LID BLEPHAROPLASTY)

This procedure is aimed at removing excess skin and fat in the upper eyelids. It typically is done under local anesthesia combined with conscious sedation (“twilight sleep”) and has one of the most rapid recoveries of any facial plastic surgery procedure. The entire procedure takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour and the pain is minimal in most cases. Some minor swelling and bruising may last a few days, and most patients are completely recovered after a week. These procedures may be combined with brow lifts to achieve the best effect. 

EYELID SURGERY (LOWER LID BLEPHAROPLASTY)

This procedure addresses the puffiness of excess fat and the wrinkling of excess skin in the lower eyelids. For those patients with excess fat and little or no excess skin, the procedure can be performed by making the incision inside the eyelid  (transconjunctival), avoiding a scar on the skin. For those patients with excess skin and fat, an incision is made just below the eyelashes, where it can be well hidden. I will use an endoscope (a pencil-like camera device) inserted through a different incision, where the forehead skin is lifted and the muscles and underlying tissues are removed or altered to produce a smoother appearance.

BROW LIFT 

Also called a forehead lift, this procedure corrects a low-positioned or sagging brow, smooths furrows across the forehead and between the brows, and helps restore a more youthful appearance

A forehead lift can be done in a number of ways. The conventional “open” method involves making one continuous incision starting at ear level and moving up around the hairline. The incision is usually made well behind the hairline to hide the scar.  I offer innovations in forehead lift procedures including the use of smaller incisions and endoscopic technology to both elevate the eyebrows and reduce frown lines. 

With the endoscopic lift, instead of making one long incision, I will make about three to five shorter incisions in the scalp, where an endoscope  (pencil-like camera device) is inserted into one of the incisions. This will allow me to view the tissues and muscles from a screen and perform the procedure in a minimally invasive way.

EAR RESHAPING (OTOPLASTY)

Cosmetic ear surgery can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. It can correct a defect that is present from birth, an ear shape that becomes more noticeable with development or misshapen ears caused by injury. 

The ear is a complex composite structure of skin, cartilage and even small muscles organized into a defined 3-d shape. Abnormalities in any of these components can result in a noticeable change in the shape of the ear. Careful analysis of the nature of the abnormality is probably the most important step in performing any re-modelling procedure.

Once a defined preoperative plan is formulated, the procedure consists of altering the ear cartilage by suture and scoring (cartilage cutting) techniques. A dressing 

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BRAZILIAN BUTT-LIFT

Plastic Surgery Dubai | 24 October 2021

A Brazilian butt lift is a popular cosmetic procedure that involves the transfer of fat to help create more fullness in your backside. If you’ve heard of a Brazilian butt lift and are curious about more permanent results than exercise alone, read more about the procedure and how to find a reputable provider to make sure it’s done safely. Benefits of a Brazilian butt lift include:

1. The procedure will improve your body’s proportions

2. Brazilian butt lifts reduce fat pockets in other parts of your body

3. Brazilian butt lifts have a natural look and feel

4. You’ll get quick results

5. Your clothing will be more flattering

6. It’s a safe form of butt enhancement

7. Cellulite is less visible

Brazilian butt-lift procedure

A Brazilian butt lift consists of fat grafting that is notable for its natural-looking results. The procedure involves the following steps:

The procedure is usually performed under anesthesia, but in procedures where a smaller volume of fat is transferred, it may be done with only local anesthesia (numbing medication). You may ask for an anti-nausea medication beforehand, especially if anesthesia makes you sick.

Your surgeon then uses liposuction to remove fat from other areas of your body, such as your hips, stomach, and thighs. Liposuction itself involves making incisions in the skin, and then using a tube to remove fat from the body.

The fat stores that have just been removed from your body are purified and readied for injection into your buttocks.

Your surgeon finishes by injecting the processed fat into specific areas of the buttocks to create a more rounded, full look. They make three to five incisions around the buttocks for fat transfers.

Both liposuction and fat transfer incisions are closed up with stitches. Your surgeon then applies a compression garment against the affected areas of skin to minimize your risk of bleeding.

Brazilian butt-lift surgery benefits

Unlike other forms of buttock surgery, such as placement of silicone buttock implants, a Brazilian butt lift is touted for providing more natural-looking results while also creating more roundness in your backside.

It can also help address certain issues, such as the sagging and shapelessness that sometimes occur with age. You might also consider the procedure if you’re bothered by figure imbalances that make it difficult to wear clothing comfortably.

Brazilian butt-lift recovery and outlook

Like any cosmetic surgery, you’ll need to take special care after a Brazilian butt lift. You won’t be able to sit on your butt for two weeks following surgery, and you’ll need to sleep on your side or on your stomach until the area has completely healed.

Your buttocks may be swollen for several weeks as you recover from surgery.

Overall, the effects of this surgery last several months to years.

Initially, you may need more than one procedure until you achieve the exact results you want. It can also take up to six months before you see full results from the initial procedure.

Who is a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift?

It’s always a good idea to check with a cosmetic surgeon before considering a Brazilian butt lift. They might give you the go-ahead if you:

– lost your natural shape due to age or weight fluctuations

– don’t feel comfortable in your clothes

– have enough fat stores in your hips and other areas for grafting

– are a nonsmoker

– are at a healthy weight

– lead a healthy lifestyle overall, which includes regular exercise

– haven’t had any recent infections or complications related to surgery

Brazilian butt lift vs. Sculptra butt lift, silicone implants, and liposuction

Butt augmentations are on the rise, but this doesn’t mean your choices stop at the Brazilian butt lift. Consider discussing the following options with your provider:

Sculptra butt lift. Sculptra is a type of dermal filler used to plump up the skin due to natural losses of volume with age. The filler is most often used for facial wrinkles, but may be considered for use along with a Brazilian butt lift for maximum volume. Use of Sculptra in the buttocks is considered off-label use by the FDA.

Silicone butt implants. As the name suggests, this procedure involves the use of silicone implants placed in your buttocks. It’s much more invasive than the Brazilian butt lift, although sometimes the two procedures are used together. Silicone implants carry the long-term risk of displacement, so you will likely need to get the surgery done again at some point in the future.

Liposuction. If you have excess fat stores in the gluteal area, sometimes a surgeon will recommend removing them as a way to create more roundness. This procedure focuses on fat removal only, not the transfer of fat used in a Brazilian butt lift.

Never use silicone or hydrogel injections for a butt lift. Such injections fail to deliver the same results. But more importantly, the FDATrusted Source has warned against their use due to cases of severe side effects and death.

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